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Hi, I’m Steph. I’m a lipstick-wearing, vintage fashion-loving, fabric-obsessed, colour-embracing, single gal who loves to sew and make all the things for my little flat in Essex, England. I’m also a journalist, writing for amazing homes brands including Ideal Home and Country Homes & Interiors, so constantly have the ‘I-wants’ for pretty homewares!

I’ve been meaning to start a blog for over a year now, but put it off because I’ve wondered who on earth would want to read it. But after some persuading, I’ve decided to give it a try.

After parting ways with my boyfriend of seven-and-a-bit years and selling our first home together, I found myself as the owner of a little one bed, ground floor flat with white walls and no carpet. This was the opportunity I’d been waiting for. A blank canvas to make my own (with nobody to tell me I don’t need another string of bunting). So I have put all my energy into making it into my very own super-girlie space filled with colour and print, and I can’t wait to share with you everything I’ve been up to.

I have also just begun a journey in dressmaking. It’s a stop/start journey which often involves long periods of daydreaming about dresses and skirts at my desk, then laying on the sofa in front of Eastenders rather than being productive when I get home. But I’m figuring this blog will be the proverbial kick up the backside I need, so with a few projects under my belt, and lots more in the pipeline, I’ll also be documenting my successes and many, many disasters. Seam rippers at the ready!

Shop my handmade embroidery hoops at Spinster and Spool

Logo image courtesy of Gemma Eales

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